Schedule of Events for Outdoor Painting Festival This Weekend

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With over 55 artists from across Ontario competing for $3000 in prizes, expect to see a lot of painting going on in and around the township this weekend. You can participate by nominating your favourite piece in the People’s Choice Award. The actual painting begins on Saturday at 10 am … Continue reading

EQAO Results Confirm Need to Focus on Math

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According to the 2015/16 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) results issued last week for Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board students in grades 3, 6 and 9, students have largely maintained the improvements they have made in provincial testing over time … Continue reading

Another Season of Fun Folk Theatricals Begins

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With a new play lined up, local children’s author Shan McFadden is gearing up for another season of play with local adults and children who will bring his most recent piece, entitled “Tabitha and the Almost Impossible Quest” to life during the 2017 March break. Like last year’s play, “The … Continue reading

St. John’s Anglican Church Welcomes Refugee Family

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On Tuesday, September 13th, three cars waited at Pearson International Airport to shuttle the eight members of the Cherif family to their first Canadian home: the Fleming College residence which currently provides temporary housing to newly arrived refugees to the Peterborough area. It had been a long journey from the … Continue reading

Hayley Smith Joins Family Chiropractic as RMT

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  She’s off and running! Within days of receiving her certification as a Registered Massage Therapist at the end of August, Hayley Smith had secured not one, but two jobs in her field. She joined the Oshawa branch of the popular new franchise called Massage Addict as well as her … Continue reading

Mount Pleasant Coffee Shop Has Audience on Their Feet

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More than sixty residents came to the first Coffee Shop event of the season hosted by the Mount Pleasant Women’s Institute. These monthly events held in the WI Hall in Mount Pleasant, these monthly events following a long standing local tradition established with the former “Give a Hoot Café”. Looking … Continue reading

Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team End the Season with Smiles

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On Tuesday, August 30th, the Maple Leaf – Cavan U11 Girls Rep Team played their very last game of the season.   The girls played an AWESOME game against Peterborough White! The girls really stepped it up a notch with their speedy running, excellent foot work, beautiful passes, superb goal-tending, … Continue reading

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Launches Reprint of Historic Local Booklet

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The local Historical Society is reprinting the 1937 booklet entitled “A Brief History of Cavan Township and Millbrook Village from 1816 to 1937”, written by Mary Sloane Eakins. The author is the great-granddaughter of John Deyell, one of the township’s first settlers and is credited with the development of the … Continue reading

Council Column – Community Improvement Plan

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Earlier this summer, the Township of Cavan Monaghan together with the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation unveiled over $330,000 worth of street enhancements in Downtown Millbrook. This was a large step forward for Millbrook and downtown revitalization. Aging infrastructure on King Street presented the Township, specifically the Downtown Millbrook Revitalization … Continue reading

New Programs at Your Local Library

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Storytime 2.0 has three weeks of programming under its belt! The feedback has been constructive and positive. This more inclusive programming structure supports infants and children attending Storytime. We haven’t done away with the actual story reading and sing-a-longs, and still plan to do crafts at popular times of the … Continue reading

Centennial Place Hosts Video Outlining WWII Wartime Service of Resident Wilf Smith

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Last week, a different kind of movie was shown at the Fireside Lounge at Centennial Place. Residents, staff, friends and family were gathered to watch a 45-minute documentary outlining the experiences of Royal Canadian Air Force member Wilf Smith during his service as a bomber pilot in World War II. … Continue reading

Last Farmers’ Market Sunday, October 23

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We had a gorgeous fall day for our September market last Sunday. People were strolling about taking in the day’s warmth and sunshine. In spite of this season’s draught, our vendors had a beautiful selection of fresh, colourful produce. Tables were also full of all kinds of jarred preserves, baked … Continue reading